I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Monday, May 16, 2016

Reflection for May 17, Tuesday of the Seventh Week in OT; Mark 9:30-37

Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. For they had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”
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Who is the greatest? Of course it’s no other than Jesus but Jesus’ greatness is shown in His humility, selflessness and in His obedience to the will of God the Father.

What is the evidence so that we can rightfully claim that we follow the greatest person who ever walked this earth?  It’s also our humility, selflessness and obedience to Jesus. The mistake of many of us who follow Jesus is we often times act without any iota of humility, selflessness and obedience.

We often times project power and arrogance and we feel that we are above all because we sense that we are close to Jesus when in fact we are not. Our closeness or intimacy with Jesus is never defined by our religious titles, ranks or position in our church. 

It’s truly defined by how we practice the greatness of Jesus through His humility, selflessness and obedience. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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